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CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am EST
in engineering and math. it's not in financial services. >> where are you on energy in this country? >> where are we? >> where are you? in terms of fracking, in terms of things that -- and i've seen you've been financing. >> one of my directors, i want to say we don't have an energy policy, yes, we do, it's just a bad one. the united states has been one of the most profitable energy nation on this planet. we never put a rational energy policy that changed the cost of btu, gas taxes, however you want to do it fairly, it's hard to do fairly because people in north dakota use coal and people in maine use hydroelectric. but if you did raise it, you would have created a less volatile market and you would have created a huge market of energy. it's hard to put hundreds of billions into alternative energy, if oil would go back to 50. it is. you're just not going to get that kind of investment. we didn't have a great energy policy. we're importing 50%, 60% of oil from overseas, from places that want to kill us. and now, the lord looked down upon us and has given us another chance. let's use it. that c
CNBC
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am EST
to bring this up, even though doing so would raise energy prices. the report is expected to help shape the obama administration response to more than a dozen proposed pet projects. >> it's because it helps the economy and really helps the economy. >> you are a huge block, you're standing in the way of it. >> i've changed my mind about a month and a half, i got beat up by jack i think. >> by a lot of people. >> i still think there is an argument to be add that if you'relogical looking for energy independents you would keep some of the stuff here but i understand if you're looking at it from the prism of jobs this is something you want to tackle. >> we're a free trade country and part of it is you don't make a rule that says why can't regoing to say the food companies can't sell, can't export. you got to be willing to permit exports especially when as in the case here there aren't many things where the american price is a fifth of the world price. that's a huge opportunity. >> there was one line and i just want to throw it out to you that said they were talking about who doesn't want to
CNBC
Dec 11, 2012 6:00am EST
and number four. energy was three. six, seven and eight was all about taxes, and the loss of capital, the growth of business, and tax code complexity. i mean, those are -- those are important issues for the small businesses out there. no question about it. like to know something about what's going on. >> okay. so we go -- let's say that this is resolved, that what we have facing us, some way or another, do you expect that it will come off of these lows that you're seeing? >> well, i think that we'll have to see how the economy evolves. since 80% of the declines in the index was about expectations for business conditions, and poor expectations for real growth, and your sales, that means that the small businesses are going to sit tight. they don't expect more customers so they're not going to hire, and that, of course, showed up. all the other components of the index stayed at recession levels. here we are at this very, very low level of optimism, consumer optimism tanked along with the owner optimism. and a lot of them are going to be affected. i mean, the president said only 3% of sm
CNBC
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am EST
. also kevin book who is managing director at clear view energy partners. and joe, let's start off talking about the dollar. i can't make heads or tails of why the dollar is under so much pressure. i know things are bad here, we're worried about the fiscal cliff. but look at what's happening in europe and it doesn't really create a whole lot of feeling about why it should be at these levels. >> the dollar has been reactive. the dollar and euro have been reactive for four years now. to almost the same stimulus, the same motivation for the traders. and that's whether people need safe haven, whether they need to move to treasuries and other things. and it's the same issue here. when things look bad in the summer. when spanish rates are up about 7.6%, then everyone is fleeing to the dollar. you get a lot of long dollar positions in the currency markets. and all that happens is when that subsides, then those positions are unwound. you're not really looking at a new trend here. you're not seeing something that has changed traders' minds about whether the dollar is getting better, whether
CNBC
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am EST
problem where you want your energy placed. people are folding in longer-term fixes, right, that you can't agree with. you're never going to agree on the end of the year for them. why don't you put it off until next year and solve all of it in the context of a real multitrillion dollar renegotiation on what the long-term fiscal situation looks like? doesn't that make a lot more sense? >> you would have to elect romney to do that. you're not going to extend the bush tax cuts for the high end. >> for another minute. >> not even for a milliseconmil. >> the republicans want to bargain away and let taxes go up by the end of the year and have the big negotiations occur next year when the president will want even more increases in taxes. >> let me ask a different question and it's sort of the -- >> and then we got to go. >> here's the opportunity for the president to eclipse the whole thing, i don't think he's going to but he could eclipse the whole scene. let's not relitigate '01 and '03 let's bridge to tax reform and move forward. the senate democrats not answering their phones are the ones t
CNBC
Dec 10, 2012 6:00am EST
good thing. the amount of energy that's spent on trying to optimize your tax payment, as opposed to managing your business, is a tradeoff we shouldn't be making. so i agree with you entirely on that. i think the other piece of this is getting to entitlements. >> hmm. >> frits, want to thank you very much for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> coming up we're going to talk to an analyst about the surprising same-store sales numbers that we got from mcdonald's. plus jim cramer on other stocks you need to watch. twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligations. i need to rethink the core of my portfolio. what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it carefully before investing. risk includes possible loss of principal. ♪ welcome to the world leader in derivative
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